I have had the privilege of meeting Dr. Richard De Smet in Shimla at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, when we both participated in a Seminar organized by the Institute in 1989. We had opportunities of discussing Sankara's Brahman and the Christian concept of God at that time without being able to fully understand each other's position. That has been at the back of my mind all these years, and I was happy when Bradley Malkovsky asked me to write on Dr. De Smet's view of Sankara's Brahman for the Bulletin. I thus got an opportunity to revisit that topic again and have done so in what follows. Needless to say that, because of the limitation of space, I have not been able to do full justice to the topic.
"Dr. Richard De Smet and Sankara's Advaita,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 16, Article 6.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1295